Symposion on Muslim-Christian Dialogue
From 17 to 19 November 1981 the I.P.O. organized in
Rome (Italy) an International Symposion on "The Concept of Monotheism in Islam
and Christianity." The meeting was held under the patronage of His Royal
Highness Crown Prince Hassan of Jordan. H. E. Emilio Colombo, Foreign Minister
of Italy, His Eminence Cardinal Franz König, Archbishop of Vienna, H. E. Chadli
Klibi, Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, and H.E. Habib Shatty,
Secretary-General of the Organization of the Islamic Conference, joined the
honorary committee of the conference. Opening addresses were given by H.E.
Marouf Dawalibi, President of the World Muslim Congress and former Prime
Minister of Syria; H.E. Hilarion Capucci, Archbishop of Jerusalem; and
Mohamed A. Sinaceur, Representative of the Director-General of UNESCO. Research
papers were presented by experts from Belgium, Egypt, France, Germany, Jordan,
Lebanon, Nigeria, Pakistan, Tunisia, and the United Kingdom. The Secretary of
State of the Vatican, His Eminence Agostino Cardinal Casaroli, sent a
special message to the President of the I.P.O., expressing his hope "that this
endeavour will truly promote a better understanding and appreciation of the
values and beliefs of both the Islamic and the Christian faiths."
will be published by the International Progress Organization.
Legal Aspects of the Palestine Problem with Special Regard to the Question of
Jerusalem. Studies in International Relations, Vol. IV.
Braumüller, 1981, ISBN 3-7003-0278-9.
Principles of International Law and Human Rights: The Compatibility of Two
Normative Systems. Studies in International Relations, Vol. V.
The 4th Regular General Assembly has taken place in
Vienna on 30 October 1981. The Assembly amended the Statutes of the I.P.O.
and extended the term of office of members of the Executive Board to 4
PARTICIPATION IN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES
International Conference "Youth for Peace in the
Arab Gulf" in Madrid, Spain, 25 April 1981.
International Seminar on Non-alignment, organized
by the International Institute for Politics and Economics, Petrovaradin,
Yugoslavia, 28-31 August 1981.
International Conference on the Israeli Air Raid
and Legal Implications, organized by the Union of Arab Lawyers in Baghdad,
Iraq, 27-29 November 1981.
International Conference on Jerusalem in Rome,
Italy, 16-17 December 1981.
PREPARATORY MEETINGS FOR THE CONFERENCE ON NON-ALIGNMENT
The Preparatory Committee for the International
Conference on the Principles of Non-alignment met on 26 June 1981 in Vienna,
Austria, and on 18 September 1981 in Belgrade, Yugoslavia.
MEETINGS AND INFORMATION VISITS OF THE PRESIDENT
5-7 February: Paris, France, UNESCO headquarters / Meetings
with the Director of the Division of Philosophy, Mr. M. A. Sinaceur, and
heads of permanent missions.
9 February: Geneva, Switzerland / Meetings with
Prof. A.-R. Werner (Permanent Representative of the I.P.O.) and
Dr. John Taylor (World Council of
13 February: Vienna, Austria / Meeting with His Eminence
26 February - 1 March: Baghdad, Iraq / Meetings with
Mr. Shibib Al-Maliki, Secretary-General of the Union of Arab Jurists, and
Dr. Elias Farah, Director of the Academy of the Arab Ba'th Socialist Party.
3 - 6 March: Jeddah, Saudi-Arabia / Meetings with
Sheikh Harakane, President of the World Muslim Congress, and H.E. Habib
Shatty, Secretary-General of the Organization of the Islamic Conference.
7 - 8 March: Amman, Jordan / Meetings with His Royal
Highness Crown Prince Hassan and Mr. Rouhi El-Khatib, Mayor of Arab
17 - 18 April, Algiers, Algeria / Meetings with
officials at the Algerian Foreign Ministry and of the Front de Libération
20-22 April: Tunis, Tunisia / Meetings with
Mr. Mohamed Ben Slama, Deputy Secretary-General of the League
of Arab States, and Mr. Taher Guiga, Asst. Director-General
of the Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization
14-16 May: Rome, Italy / Preparatory meetings for the
International Symposion on the Concept of Monotheism in Islam and
16 - 18 July: Baghdad, Iraq / Preparatory meetings for
the International Conference on the Principles of Non-alignment; with H.E.
Tareq Aziz, Foreign Minister of Iraq, and H.E. Essmat Kittani, Deputy
28 - 29 July: New York, USA / Meetings with
H. E. Abi
Farah, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations for Political Affairs,
and other United Nations officials; meeting with H.E. Al-Rashid, Deputy
Foreign Minister of Kuwait.
30 July - 6 August: Mexico City, Mexico / Meetings
with H.E. Luis Echeverría, former President of Mexico,
President of CEESTEM
- Centro de Estudios Economicos
y Sociales del Tercer Mundo (Centre for Economic and Social Studies of the Third World);
Navarrete, Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Mr. Jorge Nuńo, Director-General of
CEESTEM; and Mr.
Juan Somavia, Executive Director and President of ILET - Instituto Latinoamericano de Estudios Transnacionales
(Latin-American Institute of Transational Studies).
14-18 August: Algiers, Algeria / Meetings with
Nacer Eddine Ghozali (University of Algiers) and members of the Foreign
Relations Committee of FLN.
11 September: Vienna, Austria / Meeting with His Eminence
Franz König in connection with the symposion on Islam and
Christianity in Rome.
16-17 October: Rome, Italy / Preparatory meetings
for the International Symposion on the Concept of Monotheism in Islam and
Christianity; Vatican, Apostolic Palace:
Monsignore Jean Jadot
(President of the Secretariat for
Non-Christians); Father Segur (Palazzo Pio).
23 - 26 October: Paris, France, UNESCO headquarters / Meetings
with UNESCO officials and heads of permanent missions in connection with the
symposion on Islam and Christianity.
OF THE EXECUTIVE BOARD
regular session of the Executive Board of the I.P.O. has
taken place at Hotel Beau Rivage in Geneva on 19 December 1981. The Board
decided to create the Golden Honorary Medal of the I.P.O. on the occasion of
the 10th founding anniversary of the organization in 1982.
Executive Board appointed Professor Francis Dessart as permanent representative to the
European Communities in Brussels; Prof. Aguste-Raynald Werner as Permanent
Representative to the United Nations Organizations in Geneva; Dr. Robert
Thabit as permanent representative to the United Nations
in New York; and Prof. Henry Cattan as permanent representative to Unesco in
Executive Board has admitted new members from Austria,
Bangladesh, Belgium, Germany (Federal Republic), Italy, Nigeria, Pakistan,
Peru, Romania, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Yugoslavia, and United States